CH 25: Seeking balance and sharing knitting journeys

Curious Handmade Podcast Episode 25

Today I’m talking about What’s in the WIP?, events and some discussion from the question I put to the group last week.

Welcome to everyone who introduced themselves to the Curious Crew this week: JCElisson, Poppycleo, Cristaltips, 4girls, Robbac, Mgladue, latinaknits, curlyred, KnittingDaddy.

What’s in the WIP?

Aislinn Cardigan by Amy Herzog – onto the first front piece.

Introducing the soon to be published, Global Nomad Cowl for the Dream Big Collection.

Global Nomad Cowl by Curious Handmade

Knit in Tosh Sock by Madelinetosh

Mad May for Madelinetosh Lovers – a fun event happening in the group on Ravelry #madmay

Tosh Sock is available in the UK at Meadow Yarn and Loop Islington

Tutorial by TECHknitting to bind off your knitting in the round. I used “Method 2–a pretty good method”

I can’t wait for Amy Hendrix Colour class at Unwind Brighton in July! We’ll be having a podcaster meet up on Saturday lunch time so I hope to meet lots of you!

The Simple Life

How did we start our obsession with fibre arts and knitting?

Sarah (swanstea on Ravelry) from Fibre Trek shares her lovely story on Episode 6 of her podcast.

Thank you to everyone who shared their story on the Ravelry thread for Episode 24.


I announce the winners of the Fireflies Rising Shawlette knitalong. Thank you so much to Asti of Juno Fibre Arts for sponsoring this knit along.

Me Made May on the So Zo What do you know? blog. #mmmay14

“Me-Made-May’14 (MMM’14 for short) is a challenge designed to encourage people who sew/knit/crochet/refashion/upcycle garments for themselves to actually wear and love them.”

Me Made May article in The Guardian

Makegood Festival 

Friday 30 May to Sunday Sunday 1 June, London

A festival of culture, creativity and entrepreneurship. Come and visit my Curious Handmade pop up shop at the festival!!


Join in the Instagram game and post a pic of where you are listening to the podcast with #curioushandmadepostcast 

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